How do you this?
Need to tell the ex-spouse that from here on out any communication with them will either have to be in an email or a text message. No more talking on the phone with them or in person. That way you can save everything they send to you. Make sure to save your responses that you send back to them too. Emails help with being able to take your time with making a decision. Emails give you time to check schedules and most importantly talk to your spouse about it before making a decision. I also keep a notebook and write down all of the times you have the kids or were supposed to have the kids and reasons why it did not take place. I do this with my stepchildren, I write down every request his ex-wife or my stepchildren want him to do, meaning if he has to pick them up from school or a football practice. I even write down conversations that I have with my stepchildren whenever they say something that could go against the ex-wife. Any information is better than no information to go to court with.
- Emails & print them out
- Text Messages – convert them to emails & print them out
- Receipts of anything you paid the ex-spouse
- Document in a Notebook – any conversations with children that you could use against the ex-spouse.
If you have a passive spouse, you might want to consider attending the court hearings with your spouse in order to help them with their defense against the ex-spouse. Never lose hope, don’t give up fighting for your kids. Even when it feels like a never ending battle and it feels like the system is against you.